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Günter ‘Baby’ Sommer & Raymond MacDonald with support from Sonic Bothy Ensemble

7 Dec 2019
All ages
£10 / £7.50 (Conc / Local Links) Local Links

This is an encounter of generations, German percussionist and free-jazz pioneer Sommer meets Scottish saxophonist MacDonald…free jazz in all its glory…loose, intense and furious, not in anger but with “joie de vivre”…’

Günter ‘Baby’ Sommer is regarded as one of the founding fathers of German free improvisation. Raymond MacDonald is a founding member of the ground-breaking Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, and over a 30-year career, has worked with a host of outstanding musicians across the spectrum of contemporary music.

Their performances are characterised as charismatic, free-wheeling, joyous and spontaneous music making that can electrify a room with subtle textures, fiery passion and glorious rhythms!

Catch them at Platform as part of their 2019 tour.

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Support comes from Sonic Bothy Ensemble - an inclusive music ensemble that brings musicians with and without a disability to explore, compose and perform new and experimental music.

Working across genres to define new ideas and directions in collaborative composition, Sonic Bothy creates original, inspiring new music that’s performed to audiences across Scotland and beyond.

HEADING TO PLATFORM FROM GLASGOW CITY CENTRE? Platform will run a return bus (£5) leaving from Mono at 6.30pm (12 Kings Court, Glasgow) - please email info@platform-online.co.uk for more information and to book a place.

Click here for information on ticket pricing for this show - including Local Links and concessions.